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Our mission is to bring back glamour and convey the art of dressing!  

Castle Ho, Founder

Founded in 2009, Boutique 1861 is a fast-growing Canadian company specialized in womenswear with three distinct brands: 1861, La petite garçonne, Boudoir 1861 and Maison garçonne. The company had its own online store,, as well as four stores, all located on Saint-Laurent Boulevard in Montreal. With over 100 employees, the 1861 family has created a stimulating and blooming work environment. Our work environment distinguishes 1861 from the retail industry as it focuses on wellness and fun at work. You are motivated and ambitious? Create some envy and join our family!



Employees help and encourage each other to improve. They draw together skills to create a unit that will brings out the qualities of each team member. Team members want everyone to succeed as they all share the same common goal. 

Community spirit

Employees cultivate a strong sense of belonging and conviviality at work. They recognize the behaviours that facilitate teamwork and the establishment of harmonious interpersonal relationships. They demonstrate tolerance and flexibility by interacting with open-mindedness.

Fun at work

Employees have an optimistic and joyful perspective towards work and accomplish their professional tasks by maintaining a stimulating and engaging work environment.


At 1861, we are so much more than colleagues

We are students combining work and studies

We are full-time and part-time employees

We are artists

We are entrepreneurs

We are individuals from all over the world

We are a community

We are united 

We are a the 1861 family

LIFE AT 1861

Work hard, play hard

At Boutique 1861, we believe that the work environment greatly influences an employee's performance and well-being. That's why we strongly believe in the saying Work hard, play hard!

We organize monthly events to bring employees together, nurture a sense of belonging and spend quality time all together. For example, we organize a Picasso and Vino events, movie nights on our outdoor terrace, themed happy hours, cooking classes with in-house chef and sports activities! Every year, employees eagerly wait for two giant staff parties, the End of Summer Party and the Christmas Party! 

You can follow our 1861 aventures on Instagram at #lifeat1861!


The 1861 experience

Kitchen with pantry

Weekly catering

Large urban terrace in the heart of Plateau Mont-Royal

Frequent and diverse family events

Flexible schedules

Professional growth

Pet-friendly work environment

Employee discount from 20% to 50% depending on the item's date of availability

10% Saint-Laurent Boulevard employee discount 

Opus et cie program

Group insurance




2017 ecommerce-quebec Recognition Award, Integration of Social media

Commerce québécois du commerce de détail

2018 2nd Distinction Award, Management and Psychological Wellness SME Category

Groupe Entreprises en Santé

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